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Pontefract Years in Focus 1974

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1970s

PONTEFRACT IN 1974

24th January 1974 - Re-development Reveals History
It is a cold, wet January afternoon as I drop the cameras into the car and sit behind the wheel. It is parked by the Buttercross and I have just returned to it after paying a visit to a demolition site.

28th March 1974 - Plea for Big Turnout at Final Civic Parade
As most people are aware, Pontefract Borough Council will cease to exist on April 1st. This will be a sad day for Pontefract, which has had a borough for almost 500 years

28th March 1974 - Artist Whose Work Is Not For Exhibition
As things stand, the wonder is that a painting which yet may be valuably supplement the pictorial record of Pontefract Castle, ever saw the light of day

4th April 1974 - Sadness as 500-Year-Old Borough ‘Dies’
"A death blow to democracy" was how the last Mayor of Pontefract, Councillor E. Tonks, described local government reorganisation at the final meeting of the Town Council.

18th April 1974 - Happy Hobby Despite War Wounds
Despite having had 40 operations in eight different hospitals - all due to wounds received in the First World War - a Pontefract man still makes toys for children

9th May 1974 - He Inherits History
The youngest of four generations has a good slice of Pontefract history to inherit from his forbears. He is two-year-old Jason Lindley, the first male heir among the great-grandchildren of Mr John Lindley, Eastbourne Terrace, Pontefract


Years in Focus is researched by Maurice Haigh and reproduced with the kind permission of the Pontefract and Castleford Express.

Pontefract news from the 1930's


 

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